Sept. 19, 2004
New Haven, CT - After being held scoreless by the Yale defense for nearly 59 minutes, Bridgton Academy broke through for the game-winning touchdown to beat the Eli JVs 6-5 Sunday afternoon at Clint Frank field. The winning tally, a two-yard run with 1:30 left, was made possible by a 59-yard pass play four plays earlier.
Yale took a 3-0 lead four minutes before halftime on a 26-yard field goal by Alan Kimball. The Bulldogs extended that lead to five by forcing the Wolverines' quarterback to intentionally ground the ball from the endzone for a safety early in the third.
After Bridgton's touchdown, the Bulldogs nearly responded. Facing third and 28 from the Eli 16, QB Matt Polhemus found WR Ashley Wright on the sidelines. Wright made a juggling catch and took off down to the Bridgton 32 with 16 seconds left. The 52-yard play would not be enough, however, as a series of penalties pushed the Bulldogs back and a desperation toss by Polhemus at the end was broken up.
report by Sam Rubin '95 (firstname.lastname@example.org), Yale Sports Publicity Department